February 18, 2019 at CPL

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You can participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC)! The GBBC is a joint project of Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society and is sponsored by Wild Birds Unlimited and takes place February 15-18, 2019. Count the birds in your backyard, and then simply report the information online. Your information becomes part of an extensive data base that is analyzed by scientists to better understand important trends in bird populations, range expansions, habitat changes and shifts in migration patterns. [Photo courtesy of AP Images]

Our Sorter Room is getting a face lift! For patrons this means that items returned through the interior and exterior material return slots may not be immediately removed from your patron record. If a returned item is still showing on your My Account record, please allow 24 hours for items to be processed. After 24 hours, if the item is still showing on your record, please call the library to resolve the situation at 734-397-0999. You will not incur fines for items returned on time. During the construction period, if you'd like to ensure that your material is removed from your account, please take it to the Check Out Desk to be immediately checked in. 

The State of Michigan MI-1040 tax forms/instructions booklet and MI-1040CR-7 Home Heating Credit booklet are now available in the lobby of the library. Click here for more information on Michigan taxes. (updated 2/8/19)

The Federal 1040 tax forms booklet and instruction booklet are now available in the lobby of the library. New this year, the 1040 tax form booklet includes Schedules 1-6 and the instruction booklet applies to all these forms. For additional tax materials, speak with one of our librarians or click here for the IRS Forms, Instructions & Publications.

 

 

Looking for books to read with your child for Black History Month? Here are just a few of our books we have about African American history and African American biographies. 

Dream big, little one by Vashti Harrison

Canton Public Library wants you to Electrify Your Winter and Spark Your Year! We've created a whole packet of "Spark Sheets" to help you set goals and achieve great things. We will be rolling these out over the winter with curated experiences to encourage connectivity and growth for all ages. Our kids and family components are called Take Time Together. We will link to the relevant Spark Sheets as well as suggest activities you can do at home to grow in ways you never thought of. Catered to fit your busy lives, suggestions vary for families who have 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours to spend with each other. The choice is yours!

Got a case of the winter blues? Recharge with our Fully Charged Spark Sheet! Explore the many library services available to you beyond books and movies. With your CPL card, you have access to:

  • Hoopla (streaming music, comics, ebooks, movies, TV shows)
  • Kanopy (streaming movies)
  • RBdigital (digital magazines)
  • Mango Languages (language learning)

5 minutes:

Spark Your Year: Make It Happen

Have you already lost sight of your NY resolutions – or just need a boost to help you stay focused? Did you know that many people start the year out in January making New Years Resolutions, over 80% fail by the second week of January? Sometimes all it takes to help us move forward is a little introspection and help from others to help see things differently.  

Using CPL’s Spark Your Year program worksheets we will explore how to identify areas in your life to focus on, learn how to set intentions for your best year ahead, and create a plan for how to make it happen. 

This program is for ages 18 and up. Registration is required.

Upcoming sessions

Wednesday, February 20 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room

A vision is a picture of what success will look like sometime in the future. What does a successful 2019 look like for you? Where do you want to be? What do you want to be, to do, to have? Where did you travel? What did you learn? What did you accomplish? Use the Spark Sheet to write it down or draw it in pictures. Get as specific as you can. Include as many details as possible. 

Clearly and defining where you are headed and what it will look like when you get there is the first step in creating an action plan to make your vision a reality. With clear intentions to focus on, you will be ready for the next step - your plan to make it happen, and we have created a Spark Sheet just for that as well.

This planning will have you on your way to the best year ever. Be sure to check back often for more ways to Spark Your Year